so today I was having a bad day, mental health-wise, but was kind of holding it together.

then I went to the student common room to wait for a meeting and one of the 4th years mentioned she’d seen a teenage girl in the paediatric clinic who was suicidal.
another student quizzed her about the patient, and basically said this young woman was a “good” psych patient because she had insight and wanted to change, and was generally dismissive of mental health in general.

I became pretty enraged & made sarcastic remarks about her glowing with overwhelming empathy, and the first student said “well they’re pretty hard to deal with”, and I threw back “yeah so is being super depressed” then walked out so I could go cry in the toilets.


TL;DR - the future of medicine is a bunch of immature jerks who lack empathy

  1. hunky-bat said: :(
  2. miss-sakamoto said: :(((
  3. muscularcar69 said: medical students are 99% awful awful people, one seriously told my friend (who has crouzon syndrome) that if she has a child its actually child abuse as its got a 50% chance of inheriting it
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